Chris Brown Ignites “New Flame” with Usher and Rick Ross [FULL VIDEO] [FULL MP3 Download]

Chris Brown Ignites New Flame with Usher and Rick Ross

Chris Brown’s return to the music industry is setting things ablaze. After a small stint in jail, he was released late in the spring and is reportedly staying out of trouble. As evidence of this progress, he has released a new music video for his song “New Flame”. Featured in the song are Usher and Rick Ross, and the video even includes a cameo of Tyga. Enjoy the song and killer dance moves below!
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Lil Wayne and Drake Stay “Grindin” [FULL STREAM] @Drake @LilTunechi

Lil Wayne and Drake Stay Grindin

The YMCMB rappers bill at the top of their imprints’ name. With over 15 years in the mainstream industry, Lil Wayne points out that he has been “grinding” all this time-. His protegee Drake cosigns with the featured guest spot. Check out the full song here!
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Mile High – Highlighting the Best of Denver Hip Hop by Solomon Words @sologeeohdee @DKakaWayneWatts @SedrickAvenue @djlowkey @FdotLawless


As an artist, I am proud of my hometown of Denver. Even while living in Brooklyn, I represented to the fullest! There’s more to the Mile High City then just copious amounts of weed *passes blunt* and the Rocky Mountains, we have an elevated music scene as well and it’s going nowhere but up.

Denver is home to some of the most talented artists that I respect and are progressing our hip-hop scene to new levels. In the words of the late great Notorious B.I.G. “The Sky’s the Limit” and these five brothers I have the opportunity to present are on the verge of living beyond the clouds.

-Solomon Words

Be sure to click on the picture to hear their music or learn more about the artists!

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Rickstar Hopes To Get You “Under The Influence” [FULL DOWNLOAD]

Rickstar Hopes to Get You Under The Influence

Some of the best new music we’ve heard in a nice, long while! Rickstar is a Southern London singer who has both American and UK influences. The short EP demonstrates both of those influences, with a combination of 80s and 90s soul and indie rock flair. Only five tracks long, we wish it were more. You can download the whole tape here!
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J Cole Publicly Mourns Mike Brown and Calls for Freedom [FULL STREAM] #MikeBrown #Ferguson #BlackProtestMusic

J Cole Be Free

In light of the tragic happenings this week, Black celebrities have been contributing mostly via twitter their shock and awe. Most notably, John Legend and Donald Glover have been very vocal about how they feel about this shameful acts. But J. Cole has taken it one step further, creating a somber song surrounding the death of Mike Brown. Penetrating even beyond this situation, he is channeling the spirit of a downtrodden Black man. Listen to “Be Free” and share it with your friends and family!
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Take a Break and “Baila Conmigo” – Rany Leroy ft Dibo D [FULL STREAM] @RandyLeroyMusic

Take a Break and Baila Conmigo

The soul diaspora is deep and reaches into stretches of Latin America. Randy Leroy is an artist exhibiting this dual identity. His song “Baila Conmigo” is light, refreshing, and beautifully orchestrated. Take a small break to enjoy this song.
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That’s What the World is Today! #Ferguson #BlackProtestMusic

That's What the World is Today! #Ferguson #BlackProtestMusic

It’s been 44 years since The Temptations released this record. And yet, it’s still as poignant, passionate, and painful as ever. As we look over the past month, in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Mike Brown, and Ezell Ford, our hearts cry out in deep pain and sorrow. The plight of Black people in this nation, and indeed people of color around the world, is harrowing. At times, it is easy to want to completely throw in the towel and succumb to the dark pressures. But as our forefathers before us, we strive, we move forward.

As we make sense of this world, we at soulhead are committed to nourishing your weary souls with the same protest music that sustained a generation. Stand strong.
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“Nabuma Rubberband” Songs Decoded by Yukimi [FULL VIDEO] @LittleDragon

Nabuma Rubberdand Decoded

Little Dragon is the most unique band in existence today in the soul family tree. Not only are they so diverse, but their voice and styling is distinct. Their lyrics are poignant, passionate…and sometimes confusing! However, singer Yukimi Nagani gives answers to the groups’ songs in this short video. As believed, their music is an allegory, telling the story of the land and society as is.

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DJ Khaled – Hold You Down ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih and Future

DJ Khaled - Hold You Down

DJ Khaled decided to bring the most magnetic voices of R&B-oriented pop for this relationship, “Hold You Down”. Glorifying the idea of devoted partner, “Hold You Down” finds Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, and Future together on one track. Indeed, it almost seems impossible an occurence, and yet here the gang is! Give this song a listen.
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“In the Meantime” – Tinashe [FULL STREAM] @Tinashe

In the Meantime, Tinashe

Her star is rising! Tinashe‘s voice is permeating all spaces in pop and hip-hop scenes. “In the Meantime” will guarantee that she gets more spins and play. A playful song, this is something to enjoy. Read more of this post

East Coast Cypher! LL Cool J “I’m Nice” ft Raekwon, Murda Mook, Ron Browz [FULL STREAM] @llcoolj @Raekwon @RONBROWZ @MurdaMookez

LL Cool J I'm Nice ft Raekwon, Murda Mook Ron Browz

These guys are going off! LL Cool J, one of the most notable faces of early hip hop is throwing down on the mic. “I’m Nice” is what any fan of hip hop wants to hear- rhymes and flows that just go off smoothly. LL does it with ease, but also brings along Raekwon, Murda Mook, and Ron Browz to join in on the fun. Check out it below.
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iLoveMakonnen ft Drake – The Party Starts on “Tuesday” [FULL DOWNLOAD] @iLoveMakonnen5D @Drake

iLoveMakonnen ft Drake - Tuesday

It seems that whatever Drake lays hands on turns to gold. Such is the case on the track with ne comer iLoveMakonnen. Drake remixess the song with a guest spot to get the “club going on a Tuesday”. It is full with the whimsy and electric twists we’ve come to expect from any Drizzy related beat. Get lost in to it’s heady, club banger sound today. You can both stream and download the song here.
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Ariana Grande Made the “Best Mistake”- ft Big Sean [FULL STREAM] @ArianaGrande @BigSean

Ariana Grande Made the Best Mistake- ft Big Sean

Ariana Grande‘s presence in the hip-pop scene has brought nothing but good. Her voice is light and clear, and she usually has incredible guest features. The “Best Mistake” is vocally one of her best singles. She makes this ballad work for her in every way possible. And her chemistry with Big Sean seems only natural, making him a good fit for the song. You can stream the whole song below.
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He Not “Crazy” – Lil Boosie [FULL DOWNLOAD]

He Not Crazy Lil Boosie

Lil Boosie‘s return from prison has been a gift to music industry. This particular song is as reflexive as any hip-hop song. Boosie has a sing-song chorus that partners well with his raw, honest lyrics. Not the typical Boosie club banger, this song instead makes for great listening music.
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It’s a “Beautiful Life” With Chuck Brown [FULL STREAM] @chuckbrowndc

It's a Beautiful Life with Chuck Brown

It is only fitting that the first single from Chuck Brown‘s upcoming posthumous album is entitled “Beautiful Life”. As though speaking from the great beyond, the song boasts great vocals, and clear, clean instrumentation. Brown’s guitar is not well pronounced in this song, but there is a drum beat that’s melodic and full. Listen to the full song here and get ready for the release Brown’s album on August 19th- which is still available for pre-order here!
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Hear Why DJ Mustard May Own Fall 2014 Too! Full Stream of “10 Summers” Album

This cat has pretty much owned radio for the past several months.   From Tinashe to YG, he is on FIRE!  Peep this new LP and let us know what you think.  We will share our thoughts soon. Read more of this post

“Spaced Out Badu”- Original Art Work by Amar Stewart [PURCHASE HERE] @AmarStewart @fatbellybella

Spaced Out Badu

This is a beautiful design by a talented artist who re-imagines great soul artists into beautiful visual arts. Amar Stewartt has amassed a credible and critically well reviewed body of work. Clearly, “Spaced Out Badu” speaks for itself, but the following comes directly from the site.
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Wildchild from Some Otha Ship Says “T.G.I.F” [FULL STREAM] @SomeOthaShip

Wildchild Gives Up the Funk

And we couldn’t agree more! Now that it’s Friday, it’s time to get FUNKY! And that’s exactly how Wildchild feels.Thank God It’s FUNKY!

Produced by the alternative soul label Some Otha Ship, Wildchild has a 21st century take on what funk is and what funk is not. This entire mixtape drips with funky pizzazz! You can download the whole record here.
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BADBADNOTGOOD and Black Milk – “Now or Never” [FULL DOWNLOAD] @badbadnotgood @black_milk

BADBADNOTGOOD and Black Milk Now or Never

BADBADNOTGOOD is one of the most adventurous bands in music today. The trio hails from Toronto and mix and spin hip hop with a jazz twist. We’ve celebrated them before for their work with Danny Brown (one of our favorite artists from 2013.) The trio is at work again with another soulhead favorite, Black Milk, with the song “Now or Never”. It fits in Black Milk’s wheelhouse as a strangely, and wonderfully unique song. BBNG makes the production smooth and riveting. Check out the full piece and download it below.
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